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April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates Explorer for 2018

Photo of 2018 Explorer Sport courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 Explorer will arrive with several updates, including upgraded style, technology improvements and additional options such as a 4G modem with standard Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Tags: Ford Explorer, New York Auto Show, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, 2018-MY, Mid-Cycle Refresh

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Named Top Automotive Brand by KBB

Photo of 2017 Outback courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru has been named the top automotive brand by Kelley Blue Book as having the best perception among buyers, while Ford and Lexus also earned honors among the 2017 Brand Image awards.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Subaru, Branding, Lexus, Ford

April 7, 2017 - Global News

Ford Launching Ranger Pickup in China

Photo of the Ranger pickup courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. will sell the Ranger mid-size pickup truck in China in 2018 as part of the automaker’s pursuit to grow the country’s emerging pickup market, the company announced.

Tags: China, Ford Ranger, Ford, 2018-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

April 6, 2017 - Global News

Ford Expanding Vehicle Electrification in China

Photo of the Mondeo Energi courtesy of Ford.

Ford will launch two new electrified vehicles in China as part of the automaker's plan to roll out a broad range of electric vehicles in the country by 2025.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Ford, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China

April 4, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Tesla Delivers 25K Vehicles in Q1

Photo of Model S courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Inc. increased its vehicle deliveries 69% to just over 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, a move that sent investors to drive Tesla shares sharply higher this week.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Tesla, Equity Markets

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Named Autonomous Driving Leader

Chart via Nagivant.

Ford has become the leading company in the development of automated driving systems, followed by General Motors, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Daimler, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Tags: Ford, Navigant, Autonomous Vehicles, General Motors, Tesla

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford F-250, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline 13% in March

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500

Sales of vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government fleets declined 13.1% to 279,063 in March and remain negative for the first quarter in the three segments, according to Automotive Fleet data and the Detroit Three.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Passenger Cars, Police Vehicles, Pickup Trucks, Full-Size Vans, Ford, General Motors, FCA, Car Rental

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge SUVs for Windshield Headers

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers 111 2017-model year mid-size SUVs in North America; 84 are in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford Edge, Mid-Size SUVs, 2017-MY, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusion, Fiesta, Lincoln MKZ for Door Latches

Image of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

The automaker expands an earlier recall to include more than 210,000 additional vehicles.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Four Models for Fire Risk

Photo of Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

The safety recall covers 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-15 Fiesta ST, 2013-14 Fusion and 2013-15 Transit Connect vehicles -- all equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines.

Tags: Ford, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Escape, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Ford Transit Connect, Safety

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Engines, Assembly Plants, Ford Bronco

March 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Mustang for Door Handle

Photo of Ford Mustang courtesy of Ford.

The recall, expected to begin April 24, affects 5,470 cars in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Recalls, Ford Mustang, Ford, Sports Cars, NHTSA, 2017-MY

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Expands 2018 Edge Lineup

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The 2018 Ford Edge lineup now features the SEL Sport Appearance Package and will be available this fall.

Tags: Ford Edge, Ford, 2018-MY, Mid-Cycle Refresh, Mid-Size SUVs

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, Ford, Motorcraft, Ford Super Duty, CK-4

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Develops Nighttime Pedestrian Detection Tech

Ford's improved Pedestrian Detection safety feature addresses a common fear among drivers: the risks of night blindness or striking a person or object after dark. Photo courtesy of Ford.

In the U.S., the safety feature will debut on the 2018 Ford F-150 and Mustang.  

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Ford, Pedestrian Detection, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Safety

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Ford, Ship-Thru, CNG Conversions, Landi Renzo, Ford E-Series, Ford F-Series

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018

Photo of 2017 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford added several new features and new optional equipment to its Transit full-size van for the 2018 model year, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY, Mid-Cycle Refresh

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

Tags: Ford, QVM, Vehicle Modifiers, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Hybrids, Work Truck Show

March 11, 2017 - Global News

Ford China Sales Up for February but Down YTD

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 64,641 vehicles in February, up 2 percent compared to February 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford in China totaled 153,073 vehicles, a 21 percent decrease compared to the same time last year.

Tags: China, Ford, Global, Jiangling

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

In Memoriam: Ford Fleet Zone Manager Brian Grozier

Grozier

Brian Grozier, fleet zone manager for Fleet Service Organization of Ford Motor Co. in the Barnstable/Yarmouth, Mass. area, and who worked for the automaker for almost 33 years, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 18. He was 58.

Tags: Obituary, Ford

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge, Lincoln MKX and Continental

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

More than 27,500 vehicles in the U.S. need a replacement driver frontal air bag module.

Tags: Lincoln, Recalls, Lincoln MKX, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Ford, Ford Edge, Lincoln Continental, Safety, Luxury Sedans, Air Bags, Takata

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Wi-Fi Hotspot to 2018 Expedition

Photo of 2018 Expedition's interior courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a Wi-Fi hotspot with its redesigned 2018 model-year Expedition large SUV for the first time, and is upgrading entertainment options on its 2018 EcoSport, the company announced.

Tags: Ford, Wi-Fi, Infotainment Systems, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Ford EcoSport

February 20, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford EcoSport SUV's Cargo Shelf Inspired by Bees

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 EcoSport SUV subcompact crossover will offer a thin, lightweight cargo shelf made of high-strength recycled paper honeycomb that can support up to 700 pounds, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Cargo Management, Ford, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, Ford EcoSport

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

Tags: Driver Safety, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety, Ford

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